Del “Abe” Jones

A FLAG’S BIRTHDAY

On the Fourth we celebrate
The Birth of our Nation
But a Teacher in Wisconsin
Gave the Flag its Occasion.

In Eighteen eighty-five
He had his students Celebrate
The Birthday of our Flag
Which was one hundred and eight.

As more People over years
Observed the Fourteenth as “Flag Day”
In Nineteen sixteen Woodrow Wilson
Proclaimed it so, in May.

Then in nineteen forty-nine
An act of Congress was declared
Signed by President Truman
That since, we all have shared.

“National Flag Day” was born
From those sewn strips of rag
And we should Honor it every day
Old Glory, our Grand Flag.